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This Week’s Edition of KBR:

December Poll

As the decade closes, do you feel the evolution of our tax system has been positive?
Yes: 6 votes
8.96%
No: 61 votes
91.04%
 

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Caring is Sharing Financial Knowledge

Soon, a new decade begins and Canadians face a number of financial challenges, including the growth of debt-to-disposable income levels. Plus for seniors, there is the prospect of diminishing pensions as they face stock market volatility. Against this backdrop is the opportunity for tax and financial advisors to provide care by sharing more of their tax and financial knowledge in 2020.

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Are Canadians Still the World’s Most Affluent Middle-Class?

In 2014, the New York Times* reported that the Canadian middle-class was considered the most affluent middle-class in the world, snatching the distinction away from the United States. Now, in 2019, do we still hold that distinction?

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Ready for Retirement? Learn Strategies for Doubling Income

The average life expectancy in Canada now sits at 82.1 – a number that’s been steadily on the rise over the years, according to Statistics Canada*. This adds complexity and demand to the financial planning process when both current and upcoming retirees feel that they’re not financially prepared for retirement. In fact, they’re at risk of outliving their savings. What are the strategies financial advisors can use to help?

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New Payroll Deduction Guide for 2020

Payroll departments should be aware of a revised payroll deduction guide that was released on November 26, 2019, featuring the specific calculations that will be used in calculating statutory deductions for 2020 pay periods. The highlights are covered in this report and in the updated Advanced Payroll for Small Business course, which will be available to students on January 8, 2020.  

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Lots of Tax Change: Why January CE Summits are a Must-Do!

CRA will shut down EFILE Services for T1 transmissions on January 17, 2020 to convert their systems for the next filing season. Enrol to attend Canada’s most comprehensive 2019 T1 Tax Update, the Knowledge Bureau’s CE Summit 6-city tour, that starts January 16 so you can use this time to get everyone on your team well trained.  It’s a must-do for professional tax, bookkeeping and financial advisors. 

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